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. today the government gave their closing arguments for the sentencing phase, and hassan said he would not give a statement at all. so again it was silence from hassan. then shortly after that the jury was allowed to begin deliberations. it took them just under three hours, tony, to come to this unanimous verdict verdict. >> reporter: the judge told them not to speak about this trial until sentencing was over. we're told that should start in the next five or ten minutes. also we expect reaction from fort hood public affairs who has been documenting step by step how this court-martial has played out. >> heidi zhou, if you would, the moment when that news conference is about to begin give us a head up and we'll be back to you. jeffrey, good to see you again. thanks for joining us. i take it you're not surprised at all that in a da nadal hassas sentenced to death. >> reporter: no, i was not surprised. i don't think it would have made a significant difference if he had made a statement. your viewers should understand that because the rote is done by secret written ballot, and only one no-v
that suggests that major hassan will languish on death row. >> what if hassan waives the appeals, could he be bumped to the top of the line for execution? jenks said that would present the government with another dilemma. >> i wonder ho it would look perception wise if an islamic service member on death row is executed in five or ten years while others are still languishing. >> reporter: survivors and family members have accused the government for choosing political correctness other justice. hassan faced no terrorism charges despite a jihadist motives. if jury members now condem hassan to death the government as this jury decides if he lives or dies. >> heidi shou castro at fort hood, texas. you allen schauffler now joins us. whatveral of them spoke after te sentencing. >> our family members are six feet under, and there is no way we can visit them at all. they're gone. and these guys go around put all the kids, murder them, put blankets on them and burn them. [ speaking foreign language ] >> when you're sending people to fromnistan or any other place the joint base lewis accord in washin
in iranian politics. out of the people and of the supreme leader. hassan rouhani now has both. the supreme leader ayatollah ali khameini has signed off on the election results. making the cleric and former chief nuclear negotiator iran's seventh president. >> he has been tested before. he has given great service to the nation. i am sure he would like to asked god to grant him success. he has been elected by the vote of the people. >> the now former president washed as hassan rouhani publicly endorsed. >> i would like to give the hands of these millions of iranian people. cast ins that were these boxes. i hope i have the capacity to meet their demands. >> they hold opposite views. is a westerni educated career diplomat and an insider with more than four decades of political experience. he was a longtime ally of the late ayatollah khomeini. he has also served on iran's supreme and national security council for 24 years. after the eight years in power, hassan rouhani wants to find a new path for iran. it comes to international relations, we should take new steps in order to elevate the posit
it keeps it. >>> former army major nadal hassan spoke three words today, the defense rests. >> reporter: he had wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan, but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born nadal hassan was limited to addressing the fact of the case, the facts the accused agrees with. >>> most observers would call this an unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, but he told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. he's charged with 16 murders one was a civilian. in his case against hassan prosecutors painted a scene of heroism and chaos during the attack. 89 prosecutors witnesses took the stand. a retired staff sergeant who was shot seven times. a police officer who shot the attacker in the hand preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one the victims walked past hassan in his wheelchair, some looked at him in the eye and all described him as the shooter. hassan declined to call any defense witnesses. he declined to present a case. hassan, a former army psyc
-- responsibility. what's your policy? >>> the military trial finally began today for nadal hassan, the army sopsychiatrist who oped fire at a medical processing center in ft. hood, texas. the rampage killed 13 soldiers and injured dozens more. this morning he said he was the shooter, apoll guysing for any mistak mistake i made in "trying to establish the perfect religion." he will act as his own attorney. he could end up cross examining some of the witnesses he is accused of shooting, cuincludina retired army staff sergeant who was shot seven times. >> i will not show fear in the face of the enemy because the man that shot me major hassan is going to be the man who's cross examining me. that's a huge challenge. >> correspondent in npr's investigations unit knows this case far better than any of us. what's the significance of this trial and of what it means not only the terror war but also personally for these victims? >> imagine if, god forbid, were you one of natal hassan's victims. in addition to the 13 who were killed, some have brain damage, some have partially paralyzed. they will have
done in hassan transferred to fort web -- fort leavenworth after being sentenced to death for officials suggest hassan will be forced to shave his beard we has fought to keep the for religious reasons and also obtaining exclusive footage giving insight into the weeks before the massacre our chief intelligence officer with this report. >> capt. hassan presentation at walter reed in 2012 with a cover on view was provided to the defense as part of the discovery process. he was hinting at civil legal matters at the specific direction of major hassan. it is the note with the entire video shows that he is asked about martyrdom provoking nervous laughter from the audience. >> it is have been. that is all i can say. in the video he gives a presentation ready they sell recommendations to reduce insider attacks. >> they should give them the option. objectors to increase morale as well decree's adverse events spin mckee is now sentenced to death here we talk about god and country. >> he talks about god vs. country it sounds laky is trying to explain how others might think if you listen you can hea
major nidal hassan is in the hands of a jury. a panel of officers began deliberating on thursday after hassan passed on his final chance to address the jury. he did not offer closing argument. he could get the death penalty for shooting and killing 14 fellow soldiers in 2009. aljazeera is live in fort hood, texas. height de, given that hassan has basically put forward no defense and confessed to the today, only one gite would make punishment. there must be an aggravated factor, multiple killings unanimous on all of those findings. >> thank you, heidi. san diego's embattled mayor bob filner could step down today. filner has reportedly agreed to resign as part of a deal to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. filner's lawyers issued a statement confirming that a settlement had been reached but declined to reveal details of the terms. 17 women accused him of inappropriate behavior. attorney gloria allred represents one of the accusers. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift of public funds to him in order for him to res
. >>> the sentencing phase for major nadal hassan is underway. hassan is the gunman responsible for the fort hood shooting rampage in 2009. he was found guilty on friday on 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. a military jury will hear impact statements from the victims' families over the next few days. heidi zhou castro is following nadal's sentencing and joins us live from fort hood. today is the first day we're hearing the impact statements. what are survivors saying? >> absolutely heartbreaking stuff today tony. today we heard from ten family members and coworkers of these 13 that were killed. one of them, the widow of major labardo how hard was to explain to her two-year-old son that daddy was never coming home. it took him weeks for him to realize what death meant. she kept her husband's voice mail message for years, up until a couple of weeks ago. and then she discovered that the cell phone carrier accidently deleted that message. and then the teenage daughter who tried to take her own life as a result. not a dry high except for nadal hassan, himself. he was emotionless t
the new president of iran is to be sworn in within the hour. hassan rowhani he is expected to outline his vision for the country's future with an address. he met with clerics on sunday. the country, embroiled in a civil war, is the only ally of iran. a big job ahead at the moment for a new bill with sanctions working its way through the u.s. congress, politicians want to punish iran for its nuclear program but the white house is concerned the the new sanctions are badly timed. sanctions go ahead it would strengthen the existing embargoes. cutu.s. is hoping to exports by 1 million barrels per year. sanctions previously put in place by the u.s., un, and other nations, have frozen the assets of the run-in central bank, banning financial transactions. there are tough penalties as well for countries and institutions that continue to trade with iran. live for us from tehran, lot of challenges their for the new president, not the least of which are economic. right, there is a long, long list of challenges with high expectations to go along with that. the iranian people voted for change, that is
military trials in decades. major nidal hassan charged with murder for his rampage at fort hood back in 2009. he will be defending himself. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross reports that many of those he injured will be there to confront him and also to confront the army for what happened since. >> reporter: for the victims who will be called to testify, the trial means reliving the horror of what happened that day at fort hood, seen in this footage, obtained by abc news, taken moments after the shooting stopped. >> everyone is scrambling. it's chaos. >> a few seconds after he started shooting is when i took a round to the chest. >> reporter: the victims will also face cross-examination by the accused shooter himself, major nidal hassan, who has opted to serve as his own lawyer in the military trial. but even more upsetting for the victims, and what has led many to file this lawsuit, is the decision by the army to deny the injured and dead soldiers a purple heart, treating the fort hood shooting as not terrorism but simply as workplace violence. recently retired staf
. >> a military court trying army major nadal hassan said he used ththe fort as his own kill zone. we have more now from fort hood. >> reporter: his silence did not surprise anyone. the army major who confessed to the worst mass shooting on a military installation gave no closing argument. he said all along that he's the killer. >> reporter: it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense essentially agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: law professor chris jenks led the army's law branch. he said the jury will find hassan guilty. they're looking through 700 pieces of evidence from the prosecution, including bullets removed from the victims. paper towels hassan stuffed into his pockets to mask the sound of 420 clinching rounds and the pistols he admitted used to kill 13 people. guilt will be clearcut for the jury. it's the sentencing phase that will face more questions. jurors will have to decide between life in prison and death. jenks notes the u.s. has not executed a u.s. service member since 1961. >> so historically that would suggest that major hassan will langu
was shot six times by major nadal hassan and was disgusted by what he read and the writings confirm this was no act of work place violence has the government termed it. >> the government has tried too deny this is an act of terrorism. i think if -- i hope that if people hear the words from hassan's own mouth, that they'll understand this was an act of terrorism. >> in one type document, hassan writes: american democracy and sharia law are incompatable there is an irreconcilable conflict in american democracy, we the people govern according to what we the people think is right or wrong even itch it goes against what almighty god commands and america's ban on cruel and unusual punishment prevents the flogging of a fornicator or receiving senior severerring the hand of thief. clearly it pears that hassan, court-martial, is making hiking case to military justice but to allah. trace? >> i guess you can also make the case he is also appealing to a broader audience here. >> an expert in islamist history and the koran reviewed the documents and believe hassan has a larger motive. >> i thin
. >> right. >> ladies. >> thanks, sean. >> today was the first day of the trial for major nadal hassan. remember workplace violence. the alleged foot hood shooting gunman. he put on a disgusting display in the courtroom tonight. we're going to head down to tex texas. we have a brutal beating on a florida school bus all caught on tape. we'll show you what happened and examine why nothing was done to stop this. you get to select tonight's video of the day. it appears a bear wanted a late night snack, it went to great lengths to get one. hey, boo boo. you can also vote on twitter@seanhannity. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. infrom chase. so you can. trust your instincts to make the call. to
? >>> welcome back. the trial of major nadal hassan is set to begin. it's been nearly four years since the ft. hood military base shooting. 13 people were killed and over 30 wounded in 2009. many of the wounded taking the stand will have to go face to face with hassan. he's opted to represent himself in that trial. >>> an amber alert was put out for two children. the children's mother was found in a burned out house. the identity and manner of death remain undetermined. hannah anderson, 16 and ethan anderson age 8 are believed to have been taken by this man. he was last seen driving blue four-door nissan. >>> a 1500-acre brush fire is roaring through cleveland national forest in california. >>> chevron usa has been convicted of labor code violations in connection with a 2012 explosion at his san francisco bay refinery. the company agreed to pay $2 million in restitution and find. in a statement they said they are committed to inned improvement and safety. >>> marijuana use among young people has declined since the early 1970s. use among older adults, however, continues to climb. those who tri
even began. a standby attorney for na tall hassan told the judge he believes the defendant is trying to work toward the death penalty. hassan disagreed with the notion objecting to his own lawyer in court. >>> a jackie robinson statue in new york was vandalized with a racial slur and a swastika on wednesday. workers began to remove the vandalism as police scan surveillance cameras for a lead. >>> and it wasn't viral marketing for shark week. actually no one knows how a dead four-foot long sand shark got aboard the n train in new york. perhaps the syfy channel had an idea for a sharknado spin-off? >>> we turn to cnbc's bertha coombs for your first look at business. >> toyota is recalling 342,000 tacoma pickup trucks to fix a seat belt issue. it affects models made between 2004 and 2011. no injuries have been reported. the salsburger family says "the new york times" is not for sale. that declaration comes after the graham family decided to sell t"the washington post" to amazo founder jeff bezos. >>> the social networking company is testing a trending topics feature with a small group o
their account to report both attacks. >>> army major nadal hassan had nothing to say in his trial. now he'll be facing life or death. he was convicted of shooting friday by the same jury. they heard testimony from victims and arguments from prosecution but hassan denied opportunities to speak. we'll have updates as they develop. >>> shakespeare has new fans in a prison of illinois. othello.revised as a hip hot tragedy. it's a tragedy tailor made for the hip hot era. [♪ singing ] only this script is 400 years old. just recently freshened up with a modern touch. >> we've been told stories since we were a little kid in rhyme all the time. >> you need to focus on what you're doing, make sure you think before with you react or otherwise catastrophic events can happen. >> reporter: having performed all over the world, this is the first true captive audience for the brothers. >> everyone has a chance to make a new life for themselves. the end of the play says why we're here. >> we really didn't realize sort of how that line would resonate until we were doing it, and they were like, that means
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bet. >> gregg? >> fox news alert out of texas. the trial of major hassan four years after the massacre. he is representing himself against the 13 counts of murder and 32 count was attempted murder. he told jurors that the evidence will clearly show he was the gun men during the attack but insisted that the evidence presented would not tell the whole story. on the witness stand will be many of the survivors that saw hassan shout a la ak bar which is arabic for god is great, coming up, we'll have the latest from the courtroom and how things are playing out where a suspected killer will question the very people he is a cowed of trying to murder. we are getting new information from pennsylvania. there is a police news conference on a shooting. an angry resident burst in a room and opened fire and three people were killed and the acts of heroism that kept the tragedy from being worst. that is in sailorsburg, pennsylvania. hey, rick? >> jamie, state police just processed the crime scene here and the suspect, 59-year-old who was wounded with his own gun was arraigned on charges including thre
: the prosecution in the fort hood trial resting its case, now it's major nadal hassan's turn. he has the opportunity to present his side of the case if there is a side. when court gets underway at 10:00 a.m. eastern time hassan representing himself is accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at fort hood. how do we expect his testimony to go. >> reporter: this is the moment everyone has been waiting for in this long awaited court-martial. because hassan is acting as his own lawyer this could get interesting. yesterday the judge told major hassan you must ask yourself questions if you class to testify. you are not allowed to make a statement. it must be in a q and a format. if he chooses to do so, that could be awfully bizarre to watch. but taking the stand also opens him up to cross-examination by the prosecution. a lot of military law experts told me they would be surprised if this morning major hassan has chosen to put himself in that position. but this has been a court-martial full of odd behavior of the 42-year-old psychiatrist who asked very few questions of the 90 wit
♪ ♪ yeah it's the little sandwich cookie and it's wonderfilled ♪ ♪ >> iranian president hassan rouhani, some have dubbed him a moderate leader, but do his own words suggest that the threat to israel is as concrete as ever? knocjoel loansberg is back from several weeks in israel where he joins us now with insight. joel, good to have you today. >> thank you, shannon. >> what is the thinking about the new iranian president? >> there is the central belief in israel, certainly among prime minister netanyahu, that his advisers that rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing. rouhani is perceived widely in the white house, in the western media, as a moderate, but he's certainly not. he was part of the inner circle of the ayatollah hoe mainy, been a longtime member of the inner circle of the proceed-radical leader. his eldest son committed suicide a couple years. he said in his suicide note, "i hate your government, your lies, your corruption, your religion, your double acts, and your hypocrisy. i hate that yothis from his own. he's a moderate. he has a new softer face, but still the same policies
and a half long years, victims of the fort hood massacre, nidal hassan goes to trial. we'll have a preview and all 13 of those lost in the gunfire. >> gregg: plus who are other the boardwalk, police arrest a man witnesses say may have inever intentionally plowed his car into a crowd of people killing one person. >> and major league baseball fans awaited the punishment of ser star alex rodriguez that could get a lifelong ban for steroid use. what it means for many other players that could face similar fates. >> gregg: we begin with late breaking developments about an extraordinary travel alert for americans in the closing of two dozens bases across central asia. sources telling fox news the terrorist chatter that the u.s. intelligence has been picking up in the last couple weeks, goes way beyond anything heard in the last decade. quote, this is not a dress rehearsal like some previous threat warnings. the closure stretches across a wide arc including some of the most turbulent areas of the world. many countries are beefing up security with additional troops and military checkpoints hoping t
in for megyn kelliy. major nidal hassan opened up the statement. hassan did not ask a single question. but it is what we are hearing today that has experts completely confused about hassan's defense. reporting for fort hood texas, is casy. >> allison, good to so you. no one expected this. the court martial was running a head of schedule. and now come to a grinning halt. everyone was dismissed from court and ordered to be back here at 10 o'clock eastern tomorrow morning. let me walk you through what happened. it is convuulated. the judge said the defense foiled a motion this morning to basically no longer work for major hassan if he is trying to get the death.. remember the history. hassan decided he would represent himself and his lawyers were put on stand by to help him where needed since the fro year old army psychiatrist is clearly not an attorney. in so many words, the stand by council said hasan is not trying here and he appears to want the death.and they don't want to be a part. if hasan wants to put up a fight they will stay. hasan participated little and only cross examined t
arguments are set to begin. nadal hassan rested his defense yesterday with no testimony or witnesses. but he later told the judge that the attack was provoked because soldiers were deploying to engage in an illegal war. casey seigel has details. >>> the defense rests. that is what army major nadal h nidal hasan said. >> i thought he would take the opportunity to take the witness stand and tell his side of the story. >> i think he understands he's going to be convicted in this case. there's not a chance he would walk away. he has done what he wants to do which is be a martyr. >> following the decision the judge adjourned the court-martial bringing prosecutors more time to prepare the closing arguments. it is not clear whether hassan will have his closing arguments. >> he is limited as to what he can argue. he might wave his right to have a closing argument and move on to the death penalty phase which is what he is asking for to begin with. >> the 42-year-old army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others in november 2009. hasan says he carried out the attack t
as the draw against admitting shooter major nadal hassan resumed. yesterday, his attorneys argued that the major, representing himself, was trying to give himself the death penalty. toudge denied their request take over or leave the case, saying that hassan has the right to represent himself even if he is doing so poorly. hassan did not question either soldier who testified today. >> once again, a mild day has turned into a wet, stormy night in some areas. chief meteorologist doug hill joins us with the latest. >> right now 80 degrees in arlington outside of the belfort furniture weather center. this is one of our many weather cameras, this one from fairfax. beautiful cloud time lapse. for a fewvy rain, brief minutes, then it is starting to brighton. showers and storms this evening. tomorrow, i think that will be a very active weather day, numerous showers and storms. heavy downpours just north of annapolis, severna park, glen , alle, south of baltimore of this moving generally from the southwest to the northeast. more across west virginia and ohio. tomorrow, and let of that will
are resolved. justice has been served. >> our producer inside the courtroom said major hassan gave no reaction when the jury sentenced him today. casey siegel live at fort hood. casey, were there tears inside the courtroom today? >> yeah, harris, there were a few. not from hassan clearly, but rather from some of the family members of victims, victims of the 13 who were killed here on this day, november day, back in 2009. today was really about them, if you think about it. it was finally getting some closure nearly four years later. people like the mother of specialist jason hunt. he was just 22 years old, had been married only 2 1/2 months until nidal hasan walked into that packed medical processing building and gunned him down. >> anyone who would use their religion to commit acts of terrorism serves no god except their own hatred and self-interest. nidal hasan is a coward and an unrepentant murderer. >> now in the coming days, hassan will be transported to military death row located at fort leavenworth in kansas. the 42-year-old will be dismissed from the military, his pay stops immediately.
. deliberations continue after major nadal hassan passed on giving a closing argument. will a verdict be reached today? we are hours away from day two of the deliberations with an army psychiatrist accused of gunning down 13 people and wounding others. the trial abruptly ending deliberations when he took the floor. he has his own attorney. the defense chooses not to make a closing statement. it was an hour and a half to share the 700 pieces of evidence they introduced lieu out the court-martial. the fate of the army psychiatrist is now in the hands of 13 army others. they will return hours from now. colonel hendricks has two motives. he believes he had jihad duty to kill as many soldiers as he could. he added hassan did not want to deploy. >> for the 13 counts of premedicated murder and 32 counts of attempted pre-meditated murder they must be unanimous on one of the 13 counts of pre-meditated murder. >> elizabeth bran live in washington thank you. >>> former egyptian president mub mubarak will now be under house arrest at a military hospital outside of cairo. the 85-year-old was forced out of p
court says major hassan is sentenced to death that left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded. the death sentence is something american born muslim wanted as he believes it puts them on a path to martyrdom. we are live with the latest. good evening. >> a few tears in the courtroom today from free members when that entence was handed down. he showed no e. motion but sat there and stared down at the desk the majority of the time but this was a big victory for a lot of people and specifically the of the members of the 13 that was killed on that day. finally is getting closure nearly four years after the shooting. people like the of mother of specialists hunt. 22 years old and only married two 1/2 months when hassan walked into the medical processing building and cut him down. >> anyone to use their religion for an act of terrorism there is no god but your self-interest. you are in an retentive murder. >> in the coming-- he would be transported to military death row located at fort leavenworth in joint fly the other condemned soldiers until the process plays out. of the 42 year-o
conflict in 2011. >> army major nidal hassan rested his case today. he didn't call witnesses as part of his defense. nidal hassan admitted to the shooting in opening statements and tried to defend his actions because of his muslim religion. spin off business is selling ar 15. dick suspended sales after newtown connecticut. field and stream, a new outdoor store opened in western pennsylvania is selling ar-15. there is no word if they will sell rifles in their store again. so-called thrill kill of a oklahoma baseball player. now we are hering the -- hearing the 911 call, fox's robert gray has the story. >> three oklahoma teachers make a shocking admission. >> they said we were bored, we had nothing to do and decided to kill somebody. that somebody was transplant from australia in ada, oklahoma. the perfect person, he would be the outcome you would find. >> reporter: lane's girlfriend described him as one of a kind. they were out jogging when he was shot in the back. lane was fighting for his life as good samaritans helped him. >> he is not conscious. is he still breathing? barely. >> 17-year-
in this case. and july 20th. hassan would be tried in a military court and face the death penalty. and numerous delays. the court martial began on august 6th of this year. and we'll get word of updates, we'll bring it to you right away. new controversy over the new un embassy to the un. samantha power was on a personal trip when she missed a meeting. power was briefed the entire time and is not out this tweet. reports devastating and hundreds dead in streets including kids killed by chemweapons. un must get there fast and if true, perps must face justice. fox nows editor and host of power. happy friday to you, chris. how are you? >> i am good. why power was not there. it is a right wing hit job to ask that question. >> isn't that what they say about -- what those people say about everything. i seem to hear that on benghazi. i think i heard that, too. that is not a defense. saying that a person can't be there because they were on a personal trip is a choice, it is certainly a choice for samantha power to make a decision 20 days or so as un secretary or not that but u.s. embassy to make a choice
and seven days later hassan was charged with 13 counts of murder. it took two years for arraignment and everything ground to a halt over an argument about hassan's beard. his lawyers say he grew it out because he believes it's a sin to die clean-shaven. prosecutors say it was an attempt to keep witnesses from >> i d.ing him. and later, a judge ordering him forcibly shaved. when the case was back on track, he asked to release his lawyers and represent himself. >> it is very frustrating. >> reporter: for survivors like this one, it's about to get worse, because hasan acting as his own attorney can cross-examine them in court. >> going to be very difficult. it will be painful. >> reporter: but necessary. according to hassan's former attorney. he says, nothing, not even survivors' feelings, can stop hasan from defending himself. >> their sensitivities on the issue are subordinate to his constitutional right to act as his own attorney. >> now, just because you can defend yourself doesn't give you the right to be unruly in court. a lot of pressure on that military judge to make sure he do
. >>> closing arguments began today in the military trial of major nadal hassan who faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder in connection with the november 2009 attack at ft. hood. the former army psychiatrist has been representing himself during the trial but declined to call any cross-examine any witnesses before resting his case. he did it yesterday. nbc's mark potter is following the trial and joins us from ft. hood, texas. mark, this say terrible example, i think, and frightening to a lot of americans of a person who comes with a mideast background who seems totally loyal to america and says i switch, i switched sides. >> reporter: and it was a murderous switch according to prosecutors and all the events that happened here, a terrible event that happened four years ago. the jury is now waiting to take the case. the panel of 13 senior military officers is going to break for lunch and at 1:45 central time, 2:45 your time in the east, they will begin their deliberations. the reason for that, just about 20 minutes ago nadal hassan was a
for slaughtering 13 people at ft. hood. now it appears that nang middle hassan will get what many say he wanted all along -- a death sentence. >>> i'm john berman, filling in for jake tapper today. we begin with the the national lead. they came from all over the country, by car, by train, by bus, 250,000 people packed into the national mall here in washington, d.c. the day was hot, they marched through the nation's capital. they were standing in the sun mopping sweat from their brows when the moment arrived, when dr. martin luther king jr. shared his dream. >> i have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >>> it became clear that day with it wasn't clear already that change was coming. this was the scene at the national mall on that day, august 28th, 1963. and this was the scene at the mall today. on the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. 50 years since dr. king took the podium with a vision of abraham lincoln looking on from the memorial perch.
" he doesn't aspire for authority. >> iran has a new president, hassan rohani, who has officially replaced mahmoud ahmadinejad. nearly two months after the ballot the new iranian president promised he would try his best to elevate iran's position and lift international sanctions. he is set to take the oath in parliament on sunday. >> the official seal of approval from supreme leader ali khamenei was endorsed by iran's highest authority saturday, taking office the country's new president and succeeding mahmoud ahmadinejad. speaking of the ceremony, rohani's watch word was moderation. >> the country is in need of national resolve. the distance of extremism and policymaking in governments and focuses on the rule of law and upholding the law. the dialogue and plan that was set out during the elections and received a majority vote was this -- moderation and tolerance. >> among the challenges rohani now faces is the issue of political prisoners. at least 800 are currently behind bars for challenging the country's leadership, including prominent opposition figure masavi. human rights act
. in iran, the son -- hassan rouhani vows to get sanctions lifted. he was endorsed by ayatollah ali khameini on saturday. he says he wants to improve laws for average iranians. rouhani has not said what he would offer to get sanctions over the disputed nuclear program lifted. in a transfer of power, iran's spiritual leader has bestowed the presidential mandate to rouhani. the new president is regarded as a moderate and pragmatist. as he took office, rouhani pledged to moderation and vowed to avoid the abyss of extremism and save iran's economy. that has raised hopes of the new leader will be able to turn things around. >> as a citizen, i hope rouhani will create jobs and pave the way for more foreign investment in iran. >> the iranian media has been the mahmoude end of ahmadinejad era. mahmoud ahmadinejad's presidency is now over. but it is ayatollah ali khameini , the hard-line cleric will continue to have the final say on foreign policy and the country's nuclear program. >> to cairo, where efforts continue for a peaceful solution to the standoff between supporters of deposed president moha
confirming any crew casual 2350e7s. >>> iran's new president hassan rowhani was officially sworn in on sunday. it marks the end of the eight-year controversial president of mahmoud ahmadinejad. he vowed his support to syria's embattled leader bashar al assad. >>> johnny manziel is reportedly under investigation by the ncaa. in question, did he profit from autographs and signing memorabilia. ncaa athletes are prohibited from accepting money for a product or sale of service. his eligiblity to play this year could be in jeopardy. >>> governor brown was able to save thousands of commuters from a transit strike. the bay area rapid transit strikeout was avoided when he entered an 11th hour inquiry into the dispute. it hold offs the strike for another seven days. >>> fbi informants were allowed to break the law over 5600 times in 2011. fbi agents reportedly allowed their criminal informants to buy and sell drugs, plot robberies and even bribe government officials. eight months into the 113th congress and the house has passed 22 bills. that's the smallest number of bills passed on record. >>> even th
of ft. hood shooter nadal hassan continued yesterday as he was allowed to continue representing himself. there were so many bodies that she could. tell who was dead and who was alive. >>> two college friends of boston marathon bombing suspect tsarnaez. two men are being accused of trying to dispose of evidence from tsarnaev's dorm room. >>> a man is under arrest after posting a picture of his wife's dead body on facebook along with a confession. quote, i'm going to prison for killing my wife. >>> and here's a reminder not to drink and drive as we head into the weekend. police pulled over a suspected drunk driver in ohio who instead of walking a straight line decided to start dancing. and the guy's blood alcohol content was three times over the legal limit. >>> turning now to health news. they must have put something in europe's water. look at this baby. she's the biggest baby ever born and without an epidural. that baby beats germany's biggest baby born last month. her mother says she did expect her baby to be big, but not that big. >>> the futures are lower, but stocks managed to snap
at 28. more injured. >>> major nadal hassan was found guilty of the fort hood rampage that left 14 fellow soldiers death. and a military jury sentenced sergeant robert bales to life without parole. bales pleaded guilty in june of 2012 to a shooting spree. it was part of a deal to avoid the death penalty but he will be ineligible to receive a chance at parole. those are the headlines. i'm tony harris. "inside story" is next. >> high costs, high debt as the president announces plans to make universities more affordable. we'll look at how the u.s. education system compares with others from around the world. from washington, this is inside story. [♪ music ] >> welcome, i'm libby casey. a comin college education in the united states costs more than anywhere else in the world. despite the high bill american colleges are slipping in the international rankings. on thursday president obama introduced a plan that he says will help make college for affordable. >> i'm proposing major new reforms that will shake up the current system, create better incentives for colleges to do more with less
: separate juries delivered guilty verdicts today in two high profile military cases. army major nadal hassan was convicted of murder for the deadly shooting spree aimed at unarmed u.s. soldiers at fort hood, texas.
security is at risk. >>> the sentencing phase of the trial begins monday for majoro nadal hassan. a military jury found him guilty much can iing -- killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. he admitted to the murders in court and had no reaction on friday when the guilty verdict was rent the jury will decide if he will be executed for his crimes or spend the rest of his life in prison. another military man also learned his fate, staff sergeant robert bales, responsible for killing 15 afghan civilians last year will serve life in prison with no possibility of pair he'll. he opened fire on men, women and children. some felt the punishment was not harsh enough. al-jazeera alan schoffler has more. >> the panel deliberatiated 90 minutes. life in prison for no chance of parole for sergeant robert bales who has confessed to killing 16 civilians. he showed no visible response for the division. for the afghans flown here as prosecution witnesses, the harshest sentence was not harsh enough. >> they might release him. they might let him go. they might have other issues we are never going to find
. >>> and hassan has rested his case without calling any witnesses. ♪ >>> a military judge sentences private bradley manning to 35 years in prison. the former intelligence kiwikil. mike viqueira, prosecutors wanted more than that. let's manning the maximum sentence according to lind would have been 90 years. the prosecutes asked for 60. [ technical difficulties ] >> and an altruist in the name of transparency. some 700,000 documents were leaked, among them, richel as you know that video of the attack on 11 individuals who ended up being non-combatant. a mistake on the part of these pilots, he has a camera slung over his arm, did one of the journalists. that video, while the advocates bradley manning. there are protests already being planned throughout the course of the day. one outside the white house this evening who say he is being unjustly maligned. these charges are totally unjustified. they put him on something of a pedestal, although it has to be noted as far as the american public see what the impact of a case like this will be. thank you so much. >> okay. >>> there are calls for an i
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